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THE 12 MOST EXCITING NEW TV SHOWS TO START WATCHING IMMEDIATELY

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With “Mr. Robot” underway with its second season, along with a few suspenseful pilots, it has our wheels spinning about all the exciting new shows on TV right now. New seasons of the best shows, like “Bloodline” and “Ray Donovan,” are back, but now we look at some of the best brand-spanking-new series, including new Netflix originals, available now, starting with one of the most infectious shows to come out in TV history.

“Stranger Things”
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The new “Stand by Me” meets “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” meets “Ernest Scared Stupid” Netflix original brings together the excitement of a classic coming-of-age tale and a missing-persons mystery. In an 8-episode series featuring a classic actress (Winona Ryder), a cute upcoming actress (Natalia Dyer), a redeeming washed-up cop, a misunderstood boy and a chubby friend with a lisp, we watch the paranormal hit the mundane small town with quintessential ’80s pop culture hits and constant suspense where no one’s totally in control of their bladder. “Stranger Things” is the most bingeworthy show of the year thus far, and just another reason why Netflix is the best in the business. It just started streaming in July and already people are drooling for a follow-up season.

“The Night Of”
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HBO’s new murder mystery tails the son of a taxi driver who finds himself in a real dilly of a pickle, meeting a strange, mysterious gal who lures him into a night of sex, drugs and blood that ends in her demise. The pilot takes you through his attempted escape, a riddled mess of bad timing and dark coincidence where all the cards are stacked against him until the young man finds only one helping hand: his lawyer, played by none other than John Turturro.

“Vice Principals”
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There’s little else more exciting than seeing Danny McBride back on HBO, and now matched up with Walter Goggins (playing a man this time); we know we’re in for a treat. The two hopeful faculty members who vie for the throne of the would-be high school principal are picked over by a woman, who appoints them co-vice principals. Their mutual hate is then redirected at their newfound enemy as the two insidious monsters stop at nothing to win back their seat. It’s essentially “Eastbound & Down” meets “Game of Thrones.”

“Preacher”
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Based on the cult comic by Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, the bizarre, supernatural, religious and often insane new AMC show from producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg cannot be ignored. It’s nearing the end of its 10-episode freshman season, but was recently renewed for an extended second season. So now’s the time to hop on the crazy train that is the world of Jesse Custer (aka Preacher).

“Lady Dynamite”
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Maria Bamford is the star of her own sitcom, quite literally, as she plays an embellished (but not too much so) version of herself. Season one, which started streaming in late May, follows the mid-adolescence of a grown woman who can’t seem to figure her shit out. Between the bipolar disorder and lost love of this woman child, she plays a both a hilarious picture of imbalance and a failing actress you can’t help but root for.

“Animal Kingdom”
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Based on the Ben Mendelsolhn-led film, “Animal Kingdom” chases after a boy whose mother dies of a drug overdose and moves in with his shady relatives. In an “Alpha Dog” meets “Sons of Anarchy” meets “John From Cincinnati” TNT drama, we find that sometimes family isn’t always the healthiest idea. Starring Ellen Barkin as the patriarch and Shawn Hatosy as the recently-released ex-con, “Animal Kingdom” is all about surviving in the wild where family is the most dangerous ally.

“Feed the Beast”
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The lovely singing voice of Jim Sturgess teams up with freestyle rapper and former “friend,” David Schwimmer, in a series about opening their dream restaurant in the Bronx. A master chef teams up with a functioning alcoholic on the mean streets of New York where opening a business is a lot more than just building permits and liquor licenses.

“The Path”
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Ever wonder what it’s like being in a cult? Ever wonder how difficult it would be to get out? Hulu’s first season of “The Path” recently wrapped up, so you can watch it all now and enjoy Aaron Paul in a familiar role as a vulnerable man trying to escape his former life. Michelle Monaghan plays his wife, who is way more entrenched in the teachings of the cult’s founder Steven Meyer, and Hugh Dancy plays the devious new leader of the “following” known as Meyerism.

“American Gothic”

"Arrangement in Grey and Black" - A prominent Boston family reels in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders, on the series premiere of  "American Gothic," Tuesday, June 22 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.  Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Elliot Knight, Stephanie Leonidas and Gabriel Bateman star.  Pictured: Madeline Hawthorne (Virginia Madsen), Cam Hawthorne (Justin Chatwin)  and Garrett Hawthorne (Antony Starr) visit Mitchell in the hospital.   Photo: Christos Kalohoridis/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

A historic Boston serial murder case involving the local Silver Bells Killer is reopened, and the Hawthorne family is caught right in the middle. The CBS serial killer series has a family at each other’s throats as new evidence comes to the surface and causes strife within the bloodline. Gary Cole, Nick Searcy and Justin Chatwin star.

“The Catch”
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Mireille Enos (“The Killing”) returns as a cunning investigator, only this time, she’s the victim. After her fiancé cons her out of money and flees the scene, she works to track him down before it’s too late, multi-tasking her way through the private-eye world and trying not to let her emotions get too in the way.

“Billions”
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After just wrapping its first season, the Showtime stunner that serves as a malicious chess game, as opposed to your run-of-the-mill TV violence, circles around a hedge fund hero, played brilliantly by Damian Lewis, and his nemesis, the pillar of justice, played by Paul Giamatti. The only catch: Giamatti’s wife, played by Maggie Siff, works for the accused.

“30 for 30: Doc & Darryl”
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Okay, so “30 for 30” isn’t new, but the ESPN series is a consistent host to some of the most captivating documentaries in sports history, from the NBA’s detested life of Christian Laettner and glory days of the Orlando Magic to historic fights of Muhammad Ali and coverage of classic teams like the ’85 Chicago Bears. But the latest, and one of the most intriguing, is the Judd Apatow co-directed July piece covering the connected life and times of New York Mets stars Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden. The episode covers the peaks of the fast pitcher and hard hitter gripping the 1986 World Series, as well as their heartbreaking downfalls.

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